John Weiss

John Weiss studied photography at M.I.T. and earned his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. As head of photography at the University of Delaware, John received his university’s Excellence in Teaching Award and was also named Teacher of the Year by the Santa Fe Center for Photography. The Photo Review cited his graduate program for its “outstanding contribution to photography.” John has led numerous photo safaris in Africa and tours in Europe, South America, and Cuba. His work is in the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale. John moved to Los Angeles in 2015, where he is now a photography instructor at UCLA and teaches workshops at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. John also is a volunteer in the SPARKS program at LACP. John's book, The Face of Baseball, was featured in both LIFE magazine and on NBC-TV's Today show. He is also author of Venus, Jupiter & Mars: The Photographs of Frederick Sommer. Widely published in the U.S. and Europe, John’s images are in major collections, including MOMA, and the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris). His most recent exhibition was at the Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide, Australia. This is John’s 23rd year teaching for The Workshops. His work can be viewed at